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Marijuana in Colorado has a long history and an uncertain future

Marijuana in Colorado has a long history and an uncertain future | Drug law reform | Scoop.it
Federal marijuana prohibition in the United States started with a knock on a Denver man's apartment door.
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UN: Uruguay marijuana move 'illegal'

UN: Uruguay marijuana move 'illegal' | Drug law reform | Scoop.it
Uruguay's decision to legalise the production, sale and consumption of marijuana violates international law, the UN drugs watchdog says.
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Why A UN Official's Threats Shouldn't Blunt Uruguay's New Marijuana Law - ThinkProgress

Why A UN Official's Threats Shouldn't Blunt Uruguay's New Marijuana Law - ThinkProgress | Drug law reform | Scoop.it
ThinkProgress Why A UN Official's Threats Shouldn't Blunt Uruguay's New Marijuana Law ThinkProgress A United Nations official charged with overseeing international drug law compliance didn't waste any time in issuing a public rebuke of Uruguay for...
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Berlin's First Cannabis Cafe: Could Berlin Become the Next Amsterdam?

Berlin's First Cannabis Cafe: Could Berlin Become the Next Amsterdam? | Drug law reform | Scoop.it
If Hermann's proposal gets approved in the near future, the "Berlin Wall of Pot" dividing the city's residents will come down, tourists will flock to the culture capital not just for the cheap living and turbulent nightlife but for cannabis cafes,...

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Drugs campaigner to open 'cannabis cafe' in Manchester - Mirror.co.uk

Drugs campaigner to open 'cannabis cafe' in Manchester - Mirror.co.uk | Drug law reform | Scoop.it
Mirror.co.uk Drugs campaigner to open 'cannabis cafe' in Manchester Mirror.co.uk Colin Davies - once jailed for drug trafficking and famous for handing over a bouquet of flowers containing cannabis to the Queen - is heading for another collision...
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It will be a while before Britain follows Uruguay's approach to drugs - The Independent (blog)

It will be a while before Britain follows Uruguay's approach to drugs - The Independent (blog) | Drug law reform | Scoop.it
The Independent (blog) It will be a while before Britain follows Uruguay's approach to drugs The Independent (blog) According to campaigners for the reform of Britain's drug laws, history was made this week when Uruguay became the first country to...
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TNI's Drugs and Democracy team celebrates Uruguay's recent decision to regulate cannabis. The end of the era of prohibition is coming.

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Nigeria farmers abandon food crops for cannabis - News24

Nigeria farmers abandon food crops for cannabis - News24 | Drug law reform | Scoop.it
Raw Story Nigeria farmers abandon food crops for cannabis News24 In a statement, Ahmadu Giade, the chairperson of the Nigeria's National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), said: "It is sad and disturbing that most farmers are now abandoning food...
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Uruguayan President Asks for World to Support His Marijuana ...

Uruguayan President Asks for World to Support His Marijuana ... | Drug law reform | Scoop.it
With Uruguay about to potentially legalize marijuana President José Mujica is asking for international support for his plan.
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Drug law reform: Inching forward

Drug law reform: Inching forward | Drug law reform | Scoop.it
Time to light up SEVEN of the world’s eight most violent countries lie on the bloody trafficking route from the cocaine fields of the Andes to the nostrils of...

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Marijuana Legalization is About So Much More Than Smoking Weed - PolicyMic

Marijuana Legalization is About So Much More Than Smoking Weed - PolicyMic | Drug law reform | Scoop.it
PolicyMic Marijuana Legalization is About So Much More Than Smoking Weed PolicyMic Opponents frame marijuana legalization advocates as pot-smoking hippies, while decades of government-sponsored “Just Say No to Drugs” campaigns have attached a...
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Human rights and drug control: an irreconcilable contradiction? - Drug Law Reform in Latin America

Human rights and drug control: an irreconcilable contradiction? - Drug Law Reform in Latin America | Drug law reform | Scoop.it
Human rights and drug control: an irreconcilable contradiction? - Drug Law Reform in Latin America

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Alaska takes major step toward marijuana legalization - RT (blog)

Alaska takes major step toward marijuana legalization - RT (blog) | Drug law reform | Scoop.it

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On Wednesday, Alaska's pot supporters handed over a petition to legalize the recreational use of cannabis with over 45,000 signatures, according to the Huffington Post.

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Many of the states are now filing in behind the trailblazers to have cannabis legalized.

Find our work on cannabis here: http://www.tni.org/category/issues-workarea/drugs-democracy/cannabis

 

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World's Leading Experts Issue Standards on Cannabis, Restore Classification as ... - eNews Park Forest

World's Leading Experts Issue Standards on Cannabis, Restore Classification as ... - eNews Park Forest | Drug law reform | Scoop.it
World's Leading Experts Issue Standards on Cannabis, Restore Classification as ...
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Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—December 11, 2013.
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The Out Of Control War On Drugs: How Sentencing Rules Force 'Offenders' To ... - Forbes

The Out Of Control War On Drugs: How Sentencing Rules Force 'Offenders' To ... - Forbes | Drug law reform | Scoop.it
The Out Of Control War On Drugs: How Sentencing Rules Force 'Offenders' To ...
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A recent report from Human Rights Watch highlights the tremendous pressure that mandatory minimum sentencing laws put on defendants like Kupa to plead guilty.
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How Uruguay Legalized Marijuana Dealing - Huffington Post

How Uruguay Legalized Marijuana Dealing - Huffington Post | Drug law reform | Scoop.it
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How Uruguay Legalized Marijuana Dealing
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Late Tuesday night, a small Latin American country voted to become the first in the world to legalize the sale and distribution of marijuana.
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Heroic Uruguay deserves a Nobel peace prize for legalising cannabis - The Guardian

Heroic Uruguay deserves a Nobel peace prize for legalising cannabis - The Guardian | Drug law reform | Scoop.it
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Uruguay will legalise not only cannabis consumption but, crucially, its production and sale. Users must be over 18 and registered Uruguayans.
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Morocco considers legalization of marijuana | Hemp Beach TV ...

Morocco considers legalization of marijuana | Hemp Beach TV ... | Drug law reform | Scoop.it
Moroccan Party for Authenticity and Modernity (PAM) organized a hearing into the industrial and medical benefits of marijuana use. Its seeks to introduce a draft law next year aimed at legalizing the plant as marijuana ...
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German determined to make supply of medical cannabis 'transparent and ... - Jerusalem Post

German determined to make supply of medical cannabis 'transparent and ... - Jerusalem Post | Drug law reform | Scoop.it
German determined to make supply of medical cannabis 'transparent and ...
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Nigerian farmers abandon food for cannabis - SBS

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Nigerian farmers abandon food for cannabis
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Most Nigerian farmers now abandon growing food and economic crops for cannabis in a bid to become instant millionaires, the country's anti-narcotics agency says.
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Economists Predict Marijuana Legalization Will Produce Overall 'Public-Health Benefits'

Economists Predict Marijuana Legalization Will Produce Overall 'Public-Health Benefits' | Drug law reform | Scoop.it
 "Based on existing empirical evidence, we expect that the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado and Washington will lead to increased marijuana consumption coupled with decreased alcohol consumption. As a consequence, these states will experience a reduction in the social harms resulting from alcohol use. While it is more than likely that marijuana produced by state-sanctioned growers will end up in the hands of minors, we predict that overall youth consumption will remain stable. On net, we predict the public-health benefits of legalization to be positive."

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Latin America's Left and Right Need to Open Their Eyes to End the War on Drugs

Latin America's Left and Right Need to Open Their Eyes to End the War on Drugs | Drug law reform | Scoop.it
Liberals and conservatives across the Americas are addicted to the war on drugs. Most leaders across the political spectrum privilege hard-line policies over harm reduction.

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